Removing Vocals from a Song

Can I remove the vocals from a recording to make a Karaoke track?

This is possible only for certain stereo tracks. When the vocals are exactly the same on both stereo channels, you can remove them by “subtracting” one channel from the other. This works for many studio recordings, where the vocal track is mixed exactly in the center.

To do this in Audacity:

  1. Import your stereo file into Audacity.
  2. Open the track menu (click the arrow next to the track title), and choose “Split Stereo Track.”
  3. Select the lower track (the right channel) by clicking it in the area around the mute/solo buttons.
  4. Choose “Invert” from the Effects menu.
  5. Using the track menus, change each track to “Mono.”

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An article in the papers today

UBD to hold information week
By James Kon

Bandar Seri Begawan – Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Library will be organising its 4`h Information Week, from February 5 to 10, at its premises. –

Now I’m just wondering if they are referring to February NEXT year or possibly April next month. Anyway… a cool pantomime video below paying tribute to some classic games. Entertaining but I didn’t really get the last reference which is supposed to be Gears of War as I haven’t played it. Perhaps when it comes for the PC I may give it a go. The only console I’ll likely play is the Wii

But the Nintendo acapella below is still my favourite as it was the first one I watched.

If anybody is wondering how to get Youtube video’s on a wordpress blog, use the following code replacing the url with the url of the video. Just found out as these are my first references to Youtube videos. Learning something new today. Cool =P

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtETUlsbI18]

Imagini VisualDNA: Get a quick profile of yourself by clicking a few images (around 10). I was bored

open source as alternative: A nice place that provides open source applications to more familiar commercial ones. I wasn’t too sure why they included the commercial applications on the site but after reading one of the comments on the article’s digg page I noticed that once you click on the link for the commercial application it will provide you open source alternatives below, which is cool.